We did it, we did it, we did it!!!!! We won 1st place in our Regional Competition! This is GREAT news! First of all, it means I get my very first gold medal! Second, it means we get to go to the International competition in 2009, which just happens to be here in Nashville!!! That will be so much cheaper and easier on all of us. WOOHOO!!!!
We also had 2 quartets from our chorus get 1st and 2nd in the Quartet competition. They get to go to International in Hawaii later this year.
It was a great weekend. We have so much fun singing, laughing, etc. It is very tiring and hard work, but it is the best fun, and it always helps to win! ;) .
The boys had a great weekend at home with their Daddy. AJ even took our kids and Lindsay's kids to the Y on Saturday and then took all 4 of them swimming! Good job, AJ!
Anyway, I am TIRED, tomorrow starts school again, so I need to go to bed.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Posted by sssmile14 at 9:46 PM
Friday, March 28, 2008
I am leaving for our Regional Competition in Chattanooga in 10 minutes! Wish us luck on Saturday!!! Go TuneTown!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by sssmile14 at 11:49 AM
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I have been asked to post the link to my YouTube debut. :)
Here's the link for that!
Here's the story....
This story was really funny and we were laughing throughout singing because all of this guy's co-workers thought it was HILARIOUS that their boss was finally getting a taste of his own medicine. So they took their camera and were holding it out from a doorway so all you could see was this camera with an arm floating in mid air. It was really weird to have this floating camera in front of your face so we were all trying so hard not to laugh. Anyway, enjoy!
While I am at it, I will post the newspaper article about my Valentine Quartet too.
One of the companies that my quartet did Singing Valentine's for loved us so much that he included us in a press release for his company! Woohoo! I'm Famous! LOL
Posted by sssmile14 at 1:16 PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
This week is Spring Break for Sam. It's been a great week, but has gone super fast. We've pretty much just run around doing various things. Today was busy. We went to playgroup at this fun, new place called The Monkey Treehouse. It's pretty far away, but the kids LOVED it! Sam pretty much spent the whole time in the sand box. Avery just ran around trying out everything. After that we came home for a bit, and then went to the Y. After the Y we went to McDonald's with Lindsay and another friend from playgroup. Don't worry, I didn't waste all of my hard work at the Y, I got a salad! LOL! Anyway, we were pretty much gone most of the day. That has been how our week has gone mostly.
This weekend is our Regional Competition for singing. We will be in Chattanooga working hard to get 1st place! I am SO excited! If we win this competition, we get to go to International again in 18 months, which happens to be in Nashville! Whew! Much cheaper than Canada! :) Wish us luck on Saturday!I leave on Friday so I have also been busy trying to make sure everything is ready for me to leave.
Sam got a Webkinz for Easter. He is loving that thing! Webkinz are basically stuffed animals, which come with a code. You use the code to get on to an online Webkinz world, where you take care of your animal, play games, etc. He got a chocolate lab and named him Hershey. It's his new favorite thing. The signs of impending sickness are already here (he just had pneumonia and did better for a while), but he is right back to getting some sort of infection. Sigh.... Poor kid. He also has been taking swim lessons this last month and LOVES it! He is doing great and his sickness junk doesn't seem to be effecting that. Maybe we have found something he can finally do, that doesn't tire him out or is too much for his body to handle. Yea!
Avery is just Avery! Wild and crazy as normal! :) His birthday is next week and he is excited for that. He asked me to go get cupcakes today. LOL! He is getting so big. He starts soccer soon as well. We also hope to get a letter soon about him getting in to the preschool at Sam's school. We HOPE he makes it. He is so excited about going to school! He is at Sam's school ALL the time and that feels like home to him so I don't want to have to find some other place. We'll see.
AJ isn't really doing much, except working. :) The kids have been loving being able to stay up late this week so they get to see more of him.
Anyway, I suppose that is it for my first post. I hope I do a good job at keeping up here, and I hope it is easy to print out! :)
Posted by sssmile14 at 10:54 PM
I know I send out group emails periodically, but I thought this might be a better way to keep up with things. I have had several websites, emails, etc that I have kept everyone updated with over the years, but now decided I would try out blogging! I am sure it won't be as interesting or exciting as some of the blogs out there, but basically I am just doing this for myself and to keep everyone updated when they want to be updated. :) I always print out all my updates that I send out and I have decided to put all of those print outs into a family journal. I am going to try and update pretty often with just the daily things that we do, so we will have a record of our day to day life, and have something to look back on many years from now. :) So come check in on us whenever you feel like, we will be here!
Posted by sssmile14 at 10:26 PM